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5 Key Questions Inspector General May Answer About Clinton Email Probe

5 Key Questions Inspector General May Answer About Clinton Email Probe. by Fred Lucas · June 13, 2018 The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is set to release a scathing, 500-page report Thursday addressing unanswered questions about the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state. “It should have something for both sides,” @TomFitton […]

Pompeo: North Korea Should Do Denuclearization Within Next Two Years

Pompeo: North Korea Should Do Denuclearization Within Next Two Years. by Bridget Johnson · June 12, 2018 Whereas President Trump predicted denuclearization of North Korea would begin ASAP, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters in Seoul today that he’s “hopeful” denuclearization can be achieved “in the next – what is it – two and a half years, something like […]

Trump Plays Poker Like a Riverboat ProThe American Spectator

Trump Plays Poker Like a Riverboat ProThe American Spectator. by Emerald Robinson · June 14, 2018 Well, so much for protocol, and diplomatic rules, and the “consensus” of the American foreign policy establishment. All of the wisdom of what is called “the Blob” was exposed as nonsense the other day in Singapore, and all of that nonsense just got scattered […]

Unable to Ban Guns, Lawmakers Want to Weaponize the ATF Against Gun Dealers – Reason.com

Unable to Ban Guns, Lawmakers Want to Weaponize the ATF Against Gun Dealers – Reason.com. by J.D. Tuccille · June 13, 2018 What’s a politician to do when it’s clear that people will vigorously resist attempts to restrict their lives? Well, you could empower government officials to arbitrarily punish anybody who might help them exercise their freedom. That’s the approach […]

The illegal campaign to feed ‘collusion’ hysteria

The illegal campaign to feed ‘collusion’ hysteria. by Post Editorial Board · June 11, 2018 A top staffer on the “nonpartisan” Senate Intelligence Committee has apparently been selectively leaking to feed the anti-Trump “collusion” story: That’s the main takeaway in the case of James Wolfe. see also Ex-Senate Intel staffer charged with lying to feds about reporter contacts A former […]

Why Trudeau doesn’t have the high ground on trade – The Washington Post

Why Trudeau doesn’t have the high ground on trade – The Washington Post. by J.J. McCullough · June 11, 2018 J.J. McCullough is a writer based in Vancouver, Canada. One of President Trump’s darkest talents is his ability to identify an opponent’s delicate spot and stab it remorselessly. From his knack for condescending nicknames (Low Energy Jeb, Little Rocket Man) […]

Sanford’s fatal sin: Crossing Donald Trump – POLITICO

Sanford’s fatal sin: Crossing Donald Trump – POLITICO. by Alex Isenstadt · June 13, 2018 The South Carolina congressman and former governor stuck to his principles in taking on the president til the bitter end. Rep. Mark Sanford hugged his sons after addressing his supporters at Liberty Tap Room in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on June 12. Sanford was defeated by […]

A Philosophy of Expedience | City Journal

A Philosophy of Expedience | City Journal. by John O. McGinnis · June 11, 2018 Judicial appointments have proved the most successful aspect of the Trump presidency. Neil Gorsuch has begun where Antonin Scalia left off—as a committed originalist and eloquent textualist. Twenty-one appellate justices have been confirmed, a record at this point in a modern President’s term. And, like […]

Trump’s Confidence Ignores Recent History

Trump’s Confidence Ignores Recent History. by Evan Vucci/AP · June 12, 2018 “He trusts me and I trust him.” So declared President Donald Trump to ABC’s George Stephanopolous after meeting North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Even allowing for Trump’s characteristic hyperbole and the niceties of diplomacy, it’s an absurd thing to say about the leader of a regime defined over […]

Donald Trump’s real-estate politik is working | Spectator USA

Donald Trump’s real-estate politik is working | Spectator USA. by Freddy Gray · June 12, 2018 Barack Obama tried to be the first Pacific President. He attempted to pivot America’s grand strategy eastwards in order to adapt to a changing world. He failed, by and large. Donald Trump has shown that he is moving further east. In fact, after his […]

Newt Gingrich: Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined – this is just the beginning | Fox News

Newt Gingrich: Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined – this is just the beginning | Fox News. by Newt Gingrich | Fox News Video President Trump and Kim shake hands on landmark agreement President Trump left Singapore carrying a signed document from Kim Jong Un pledging to work towards complete denuclearization; chief White House correspondent John […]

Mueller Warns Of Ongoing Russian ‘Influence Operations’ | The Daily Caller

Mueller Warns Of Ongoing Russian ‘Influence Operations’ | The Daily Caller. Special counsel Robert Mueller warned on Tuesday that Russian intelligence services are engaged in ongoing “influence operations” similar to those used during the 2016 presidential campaign. Mueller made the claim in a court filing for a case against Concord Management, a Russian-controlled company indicted in February for its alleged […]

No Breakthrough in Summit Between Trump and Kim

No Breakthrough in Summit Between Trump and Kim. The historic meeting in Singapore between President Trump and Kim Jong Un failed to produce a dramatic breakthrough on the issue of the North Korean dictator giving up his nuclear weapons. However, the first meeting between the two leaders set the stage for future talks on what was billed as a new […]

Iranian Deal Disaster from Start | National Review

Iranian Deal Disaster from Start | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · June 12, 2018 Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meet in New York City in 2016. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) The more we learn about it — as Iranian and Obama-administration deceptions are uncovered — the more we know it was a disaster […]

Rosenstein threatened to ‘subpoena’ GOP-led committee in ‘chilling’ clash over records, emails show | Fox News

Rosenstein threatened to 'subpoena' GOP-led committee in 'chilling' clash over records, emails show | Fox News. by Catherine Herridge | Fox News Aides on a GOP-led committee say Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena their records in a tense meeting earlier this year. (AP) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to “subpoena” emails, phone records and other documents […]

Democrats Need Anti-Semites to Win

Democrats Need Anti-Semites to Win. by Karin McQuillan · June 12, 2018 The Democrat Party’s power depends on Jew-haters. Democrat politicians and their media elite pander and promote anti-Semitism for two reasons. It is a key part of the identity politics of the left, and since Obama’s transformative impact on his own party, the left is calling the tune on […]

You Know What? Free Trade Already Puts America First

You Know What? Free Trade Already Puts America First. by David Harsanyi · June 12, 2018 These days, the label “globalist” is a pejorative meant to insinuate that a person is more concerned about international corporations than about his fellow American citizens. Now, admittedly, I support nearly unlimited trade, no matter what other nations do. It’s mostly because I love […]

Dems rip Trump concessions, ‘embarrassing’ rhetoric with Kim | TheHill

Dems rip Trump concessions, 'embarrassing' rhetoric with Kim | TheHill. by Julia Manchester · June 12, 2018 Democratic leaders and lawmakers slammed President Trump on Tuesday after his denuclearization summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing U.S. concessions to Kim and North Korea’s human rights record. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused Trump of handing his North […]

Sanford loses in stunner – POLITICO

Sanford loses in stunner – POLITICO. Rep. Mark Sanford lost his primary to a pro-Trump challenger in South Carolina Tuesday night, as GOP voters turned against one of congressional Republicans’ most vocal critics of the administration. State Rep. Katie Arrington took just over half of the GOP primary vote — 50.6 percent — with 99 percent of precincts reporting, just […]

Trump sees ‘new future’ for North Korea, but path unclear

Trump sees 'new future' for North Korea, but path unclear. President Donald Trump wrapped up his five-hour nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with surprisingly warm words and hope for “a bright new future” for Kim’s isolated and impoverished nation. Yet he immediately faced pointed questions at home about whether he got little and gave away much […]

Vanished! Government records faced ‘wholesale destruction’ under Obama

Vanished! Government records faced ‘wholesale destruction’ under Obama. The Obama administration, motivated by politics, engaged in the “wholesale destruction” and “loss” of tens of thousands of government records that should have been preserved by law, according to an investigative reporter. Thomas Lipscomb, founding publisher of Times Books, explained at Real Clear Politics that National Archivist David Ferriero discovered in the […]

Donald Trump’s North Korea Triumph | The National Interest

Donald Trump’s North Korea Triumph | The National Interest. by Curt Mills · June 12, 2018 “Anyone can make war, but only the courageous can make peace,” a triumphant President Donald Trump told a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Singapore. A politician who prides himself on his deal-making ability has secured the biggest moment of his young presidency—the opening touches […]

The Passing of a GiantThe American Spectator

The Passing of a GiantThe American Spectator. by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. · June 13, 2018 Washington On Friday Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative journalist and writer, released a noble statement to the public. Its final words were: “I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and […]

Trump Kim Summit Enters Second Phase, Predicts Success | The Daily Caller

Trump Kim Summit Enters Second Phase, Predicts Success | The Daily Caller. President Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un has entered its second phase with the opening of an expanded bilateral agreement after a nearly 45 minute one-on-one session. “We’ll solve the problem, the big dilemma that until this point has been unable to be solved, working together we […]

Israelis Debate Future of U.S. Military Aid

Israelis Debate Future of U.S. Military Aid. For most people, American aid to Israel is the measure of the “special relationship” between the two countries. AIPAC, the major pro-Israel lobby in the United States, considers its efforts to secure this aid its No. 1 priority. It was therefore surprising to hear senior Israeli officials in late May complain about American […]

G-7 Summit: Canada Isn’t the Enemy | National Review

G-7 Summit: Canada Isn't the Enemy | National Review. by The Editors · June 11, 2018 President Donald Trump is greeted by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the official welcoming ceremony at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix town of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters) President Trump exited the G-7 summit like no president before […]

A Trump jump in the polls despite the media’s gloom-and-doom portrayal | Fox News

A Trump jump in the polls despite the media's gloom-and-doom portrayal | Fox News. by Howard Kurtz | Fox News Video Kurtz: Why constant controversy doesn’t sink Donald Trump ‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the mainstream media’s portrayal of President Trump as being on the edge of self-destruction despite his poll numbers increasing. The bleak presidential portrait painted […]

Trump emerges from ‘very good’ private meeting with Kim

Trump emerges from 'very good' private meeting with Kim. by Gabby Morrongiello · June 12, 2018 SINGAPORE — President Trump projected confidence on Tuesday as he emerged from a private meeting with Kim Jong Un, describing their discussion as “very good” and saying he looks forward to working with the North Korean leader. “Very good. Very, very good,” the president […]

Trump says one-on-one Kim meeting was ‘very, very good’ | TheHill

Trump says one-on-one Kim meeting was 'very, very good' | TheHill. by Rebecca Kheel · June 11, 2018 President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have finished their one-on-one meeting and started a meeting with their advisors, with Trump saying the summit is “very, very good” so far. “Very, very good,” Trump told reporters in response to a […]

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Counter Chinese Meddling in Democracies

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Counter Chinese Meddling in Democracies. by Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian · June 11, 2018 exclusive It’s not just Russia. China is interfering in U.S. internal affairs, lawmakers say. exclusive Artyom Ivanov/TASS via Getty A bipartisan group of 12 senators has written a letter to senior Trump administration officials, urging them to craft a “comprehensive strategy” to counter […]

Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack. Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president’s top economic adviser, has suffered a “very mild” heart attack, the White House said Monday night. Kudlow was being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee […]

Voters win in Supremes’ election decision

Voters win in Supremes’ election decision. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday affirmed the constitutionality of an Ohio law that removes people from voters rolls after six years if they do not vote during that time or respond to state efforts to verify their residence in the state. The vote was 5-4, with all four liberal justices dissenting. In his […]

Pompeo: Trump Is Prepared to Ensure Kim’s Security If He Denuclearizes

Pompeo: Trump Is Prepared to Ensure Kim’s Security If He Denuclearizes. “This is truly a mission of peace,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a news conference in Singapore on Monday (around 6 a.m. EDT). Pompeo said verification lies at the heart of any potential agreement with North Korea; and he said President Trump is prepared to ensure Kim Jong […]

What China’s Moon Mission Means for the United States

What China's Moon Mission Means for the United States. by Dean Cheng · June 11, 2018 China launched its Queqiao communications satellite on May 21, but unlike other communications satellites, this one isn’t going into an orbit around the Earth. Instead, it’s on its way to L-2, one of the five Lagrange points, where the Earth’s and the sun’s gravitational […]

Dupes and Deals with North KoreaThe American Spectator

Dupes and Deals with North KoreaThe American Spectator. by Paul Kengor · June 11, 2018 North Korea has long been not merely a communist state but a Stalinist state. For 70 years, it has been a political-ideological horror show, a nation of persecuted people captive to a totalitarian monarchy. Each of the three Kims who have run this ideological asylum […]

A skeptical chairman Grassley really, really wants to see the Michael Flynn 302

A skeptical chairman Grassley really, really wants to see the Michael Flynn 302. by Byron York · June 10, 2018 On Feb. 15, 2017 — that would be 16 months ago — Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked the Justice Department to turn over the transcript of fired national security adviser Michael […]

Donald Trump is using pardons to woo black voters, kill Democratic party

Donald Trump is using pardons to woo black voters, kill Democratic party. by Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press You’re delusional if you think Donald Trump’s decisions to pardon boxer Jack Johnson and commute Alice Johnson’s sentence aren’t part of a greater plan. President Donald Trump holds a signed Executive Grant of Clemency for boxer “Jack Johnson ” in the Oval […]

Donald Trump seeks peace in Singapore – Washington Times

Donald Trump seeks peace in Singapore – Washington Times. by Charles Hurt German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) speaks with President Trump (seated at right) during the G-7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday. (Associated Press) more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Call it “Sitting Bull in a china shop.” A stunning picture. Live. Real. Raw. Tense. Wit’s end fury. At […]

DNC Votes to Require Dem 2020 Primary Candidates Be Registered Party Members

DNC Votes to Require Dem 2020 Primary Candidates Be Registered Party Members. The Democratic National Committee voted Friday to change its rules and bar anyone from running for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination without being a Democrat at the time of announcing one’s candidacy. In 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) ran an unexpectedly competitive primary campaign against Hillary Clinton […]

Midterm Prediction: Dislike of Trump May Not Drive Voters to Democrats | National Review

Midterm Prediction: Dislike of Trump May Not Drive Voters to Democrats | National Review. by John Fund · June 11, 2018 Donald Trump speaks with reporters at the White House, March 23, 2018. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Voters also dislike the Left’s nonstop focus on impeachment and ‘resistance.’ Five months before the midterm elections, predictions that Democrats will ride a “blue wave” […]

Trump warns Kim Jong Un on North Korea summit: ‘It’s a one-time shot’ | Fox News

Trump warns Kim Jong Un on North Korea summit: 'It's a one-time shot' | Fox News. As he prepares to depart for Singapore, President Trump comments on his upcoming meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. President Trump on Saturday expressed optimism about his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but warned that the opportunity won’t happen […]

Why Canada’s Justin Trudeau just spent $3.5 billion to nationalize an oil pipeline

Why Canada's Justin Trudeau just spent $3.5 billion to nationalize an oil pipeline. by Brian Lee Crowley · June 10, 2018 According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, the network of oil and gas pipelines in Canada is 840,000 kilometers long. And virtually every kilometer of pipe was laid by private capital over many decades. Yet today, it appears the only way […]

Isolated North Korean Public Mostly Unaware of Historic Trump-Kim Summit – Bloomberg

Isolated North Korean Public Mostly Unaware of Historic Trump-Kim Summit – Bloomberg. With all the attention focused on Singapore and the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang must be buzzing with excitement, right? Well, maybe, if anyone here knew it was happening. Instead, North Korea’s capital was like the calm in the center […]

Bourdain: Casualty of Leftist Mindset

Bourdain: Casualty of Leftist Mindset. by Lloyd Marcus · June 11, 2018 My fashionista wife Mary told me the famous purse designer Kate Spade shockingly committed suicide. Upon hearing about the tragic suicide of Anthony Bourdain, this scripture came to mind. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” […]

If We’re Lucky, This Innovation Will Nuke Climate Change Scaremongering

If We're Lucky, This Innovation Will Nuke Climate Change Scaremongering. by David Harsanyi · June 8, 2018 A team of scientists at Harvard University and a company called Carbon Engineering announced this week that they’ve figured out a low-cost, industrial-scale method of pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Needless to say, it sounds like an exciting technology, which would, […]

Trump: Kim Gets ‘One-Time Shot,’ Allies on Notice Over Trade

Trump: Kim Gets ‘One-Time Shot,’ Allies on Notice Over Trade. President Donald Trump on Saturday said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a “one-time shot” at a denuclearization deal and downplayed tensions with some of America’s closest allies even as he threatened to sever all trade ties with them. Trump predicted he will know if Kim is serious within […]

American Jews, Israelis not in synch

American Jews, Israelis not in synch. A public-opinion survey by the American Jewish Committee shows American Jews and Israelis way out of synch with each other on the major issues of the day – especially the policies of President Trump. Israelis love Trump. American Jews, not so much. The survey showed 77 percent of Israelis approved of the president’s handling […]

China is Buying Up Ports and Influence Across Europe | The National Interest

China is Buying Up Ports and Influence Across Europe | The National Interest. by Ronald H. Linden · June 10, 2018 Roughly three thousand years ago, the eastern Mediterranean was dominated by the Mycenaeans, Hittites and the Egyptian empire of Rameses III. Then, in several places at once, an aggressive people of mysterious origins referred to as “the sea peoples,” […]

Google Changes ‘Couple in Love’ Emoji to Gender Neutral

Google Changes ‘Couple in Love’ Emoji to Gender Neutral. by Gabrielle Okun · June 9, 2018 Google temporarily changed its “couple in love” emoji to a gender-neutral default for Android phones, which is being tested Thursday. Users of Android’s newest update, Android P, will get a temporary change to their phones with the new emoji featuring a gender-neutral couple as […]

Twitter Revokes Louis Farrakhan’s Blue Check Over Anti-Semitic Tirade | Trending

Twitter Revokes Louis Farrakhan’s Blue Check Over Anti-Semitic Tirade | Trending. Twitter has pulled the “blue check” verification badge from Louis Farrakhan’s official Twitter page after the Nation of Islam leader went on (another) anti-Semitic tirade last week. Farrakhan has been under fire for months for anti-Semitic tirades, and thanks in no small part to CNN’s Jake Tapper, so are […]

Germany’s Immigration Angst Deepens The American Spectator

Germany’s Immigration Angst Deepens The American Spectator. by Gilbert T. Sewall · June 11, 2018 Since 2015, the influx of about 1.4 million Middle East and North African migrants into Germany — almost all of them Muslim — has destabilized the nation’s politics and society. One of them, Ali Bashar, an Iraqi said to be 20 years old, was arrested on […]

A Democrat Dissents on the Mueller Probe – WSJ

A Democrat Dissents on the Mueller Probe – WSJ. by Jason Willick · June 8, 2018 Left to right: Ken Starr, Mark Penn and Robert Mueller. Illustration: KEN FALLIN, Getty Images (2) President Trump opened the week in a typical fashion, angrily denouncing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. But Mr. Trump appealed to an unlikely authority: Mark Penn, the Democratic […]

New York Times reporter Ali Watkins broke the biggest rule in journalism

New York Times reporter Ali Watkins broke the biggest rule in journalism. by Michael Goodwin · June 10, 2018 On previous occasions, I’ve written about the blunt way legendary New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal dealt with a conflict of interest. The story bears repeating after the indictment of a top Senate official over his contacts with reporters, including one […]

Steve Hilton: Trump’s criticism of G-7 is ‘unprecedented’ scream the elite — That’s the whole point of Trump! | Fox News

Steve Hilton: Trump’s criticism of G-7 is ‘unprecedented’ scream the elite — That’s the whole point of Trump! | Fox News. by Steve Hilton | Fox News Video Trump talks trade and Russia on G7 summit day President’s confrontational trade policies and controversial idea of resurrecting Russia’s membership in the elite club raise eyebrows; Kevin Corke reports from Quebec City. […]

Trump Appears Too Eager to Dance With North Korea’s Leader – Debra J. Saunders

Trump Appears Too Eager to Dance With North Korea's Leader – Debra J. Saunders. On the first day of June, President Donald Trump invited Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s second-most powerful official, into the Oval Office where they talked at length and posed for photos. Afterward, Trump shook Kim’s hand before reporters. If President Barack Obama had extended a hand […]

Trump Reminds Everyone Exactly Who’s Responsible For Russian Aggression — Obama | The Daily Caller

Trump Reminds Everyone Exactly Who’s Responsible For Russian Aggression — Obama | The Daily Caller. President Trump was asked about Russia during a press conference in Canada Saturday, and he responded by reminding everyone that it was former President Obama who let Russian aggression go unchecked. WATCH: When asked about Russia annexing Crimea, Trump said, “You have to ask President […]

Pence Demands USAID Break Through Bureaucratic Gridlock to Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis

Pence Demands USAID Break Through Bureaucratic Gridlock to Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis. Incensed over bureaucratic attempts to thwart a direct White House executive order, Vice President Mike Pence is dispatching U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green to Iraq to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars are going to help save Christian and Yazidi communities decimated by the Islamic State […]

Trump warns Kim Jong Un on North Korea summit: ‘It’s a one-time shot’ | Fox News

Trump warns Kim Jong Un on North Korea summit: 'It's a one-time shot' | Fox News. by Adam Shaw | Fox News Video Trump: Kim Jong Un has one-time shot at peace and prosperity As he prepares to depart for Singapore, President Trump comments on his upcoming meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. President Trump on Saturday expressed […]

Twitter explodes over photo of Angela Merkel staring down Trump at G7 Summit

Twitter explodes over photo of Angela Merkel staring down Trump at G7 Summit. by Katie Leach · June 9, 2018 A picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel dominating a circle of world leaders and staring down President Trump quickly went viral on Saturday after she posted the picture to Instagram. The image was described as a “spontaneous meeting between two […]

Why President Trump Ought Not Pardon Muhammad Ali

Why President Trump Ought Not Pardon Muhammad Ali. by Jack Cashill · June 9, 2018 President Donald Trump, we are told, is thinking “very seriously” about pardoning the late boxing great Muhammad Ali. While the move may have some useful public relations advantages, it further inflates a mythic balloon that should have been punctured a long time ago. In early […]

7 Key Takeaways From ACLU Spin On Their Masterpiece Cakeshop Loss

7 Key Takeaways From ACLU Spin On Their Masterpiece Cakeshop Loss. The deceptively named American Civil Liberties Union fought to the Supreme Court to force Colorado baker Jack Phillips to participate in a homosexual celebration or face bankrupting fines and state surveillance of his religious observance and speech. In the wake of Monday’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision against their clients, Charlie […]

Soros: ‘Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong’

Soros: ‘Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong’. It started with Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton and has gone downhill since then, he candidly told the Washington Post from his plush hotel suite by Lake Zurich. “Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” he said. But, at 87, the hedge-funds multi-billionaire is not giving up on funding […]

Will Singapore be Reykjavik Redux? | The National Interest

Will Singapore be Reykjavik Redux? | The National Interest. by James Jay Carafano · June 9, 2018 With so many pundits predicting what will happen at the Singapore showdown between Trump and Kim, someone’s bound to be right. Just who that someone will be is anybody’s guess. The summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim […]

Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC

Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC. by Peter Hasson · June 9, 2018 Four of the world’s biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and routinely labels conservative organizations as “hate groups.” Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law […]

Iran Admits to Facilitating Travel of 9/11 Hijackers

Iran Admits to Facilitating Travel of 9/11 Hijackers. by Rick Moran · June 6, 2018 A high level Iranian official admitted in Farsi language remarks broadcast on state TV that Tehran facilitated the travel of terrorists connected to the 9/11 attacks on America. Washington Free Beacon: Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran’s judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks […]

D.C. Servers Beg City to “Save Our Tips”The American Spectator

D.C. Servers Beg City to "Save Our Tips"The American Spectator. Another day, another restaurant with black-and-green “Save Our Tips” signs plastered all over. It’s become a common experience for me as a denizen of The Swamp to see these signs whenever I go to a restaurant or bar in the nation’s capital. Outside groups are trying to subject D.C. servers […]

The Farm Bill for Billionaires – Reason.com

The Farm Bill for Billionaires – Reason.com. Earlier this week, reports indicated that Republicans in Congress, now taking another stab at passage of another bloated farm bill, would attempt to eliminate an Obama-era change that had reined in taxpayer-funded farm subsidies paid to many of the wealthiest American farmers. Also now on the chopping block, the reports claim, are limits […]

Fridays without Charles Krauthammer – The Washington Post

Fridays without Charles Krauthammer – The Washington Post. by Editorial Board · June 8, 2018 FRIDAY HAS always been Charles’s day. Since long ago, before digital news, when space meant just a strip across the top of a printed page, we knew to save space on Friday’s page for Charles Krauthammer. Charles always filled the space, with just the right […]

Mars is suddenly more interesting (opinion) – CNN

Mars is suddenly more interesting (opinion) – CNN. by Jonathan Lunine Jonathan Lunine is the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences and Director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science at Cornell University. He is a co-investigator on the Juno mission now in orbit on Jupiter and on the MISE instrument for the Europa Clipper mission. […]

Panic time at Camp Mueller – Washington Times

Panic time at Camp Mueller – Washington Times. If this is June, it must be time to indict Paul Manafort again. The clock is ticking, and the tic-tocs are getting louder. Robert Mueller is clearly feeling the hot breath of public impatience on the back of his neck. He was the great black-and-white hope for bringing down Donald Trump, and […]

ObamaCare Could End As Justice Department Abandons Its Defense

ObamaCare Could End As Justice Department Abandons Its Defense. by BETSY McCAUGHEY ObamaCare could soon be history, thanks to a lawsuit filed by 20 states that claim the Affordable Care Act is no longer constitutional. Attorney General Sessions is so sure the states are right that he’s folding his cards. In a rare move, the Justice Department won’t defend a […]

Romney Converts to Trumpism – Jeff Crouere

Romney Converts to Trumpism – Jeff Crouere. In the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney had victory in his sights after a strong first debate performance against the incumbent, Barack Obama. Instead of continuing to campaign on the offensive, Romney decided to play defense, tamp down his criticism of Obama and finish the race on a positive note. This […]

Democratic Support Far From Guaranteed in Congressional Battle to Support Israel’s Right to Self Defense

Democratic Support Far From Guaranteed in Congressional Battle to Support Israel's Right to Self Defense. In the wake of new congressional resolution to support Israel’s right to self defense amid a massive and unending wave of Palestinian violence stoked by Hamas, Democratic support for the Jewish state’s defense remains in question, according to a top lawmaker pushing the new pro-Israel […]

Trump Not Destroying Himself | National Review

Trump Not Destroying Himself | National Review. For Democrats to be perpetually appalled and assume that he’ll do his opponents’ work for them is wishfulness rather than strategy. Right now, Donald Trump is in the strongest political position since the initial months of his presidency. He’s not in robust shape — he’s ticked up into the mid 40s — but […]

US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases. The United States has pulled out two more of its workers from its embassy in Cuba and is testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health incidents harming U.S. diplomats in Cuba […]

Progressive Jihad on the Prairie

Progressive Jihad on the Prairie. by Timothy Birdnow · June 8, 2018 A progressive summer storm has blown across the Illinois prairie and settled over the St. Louis suburb of O’Fallon, Illinois, full of sound and fury and, well, not exactly signifying nothing, but rather seeking the pound of flesh that the progressive jihadists need to satisfy their bloodlust. The […]

If Paying Daniels Was A Crime, The Clinton Campaign Committed It Too

If Paying Daniels Was A Crime, The Clinton Campaign Committed It Too. by Adam Mill · June 8, 2018 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein repeatedly lectured on the importance of the “rule of law” in a recent speech to a dinner party in Philadelphia, but his actions in the Trump investigation suggest he may not be practicing what he preaches. […]

House GOP Gets Closer on Dreamer Solution as Other Immigration Issues Arise

House GOP Gets Closer on Dreamer Solution as Other Immigration Issues Arise. BY LINDSEY MCPHERSON AND DEAN DECHIARO A group of slightly more than a dozen House Republicans trying to negotiate a sweeping immigration bill came closer Friday to agreement on some issues, like how to deal with the “Dreamer” population, but found new obstacles on other matters like border […]

Special counsel indicts Russian, adds charges against Manafort | Reuters

Special counsel indicts Russian, adds charges against Manafort | Reuters. by Nathan Layne, John Walcott5 Min Read · June 9, 2018 (Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed charges on Friday against a political operative with alleged ties to Russian intelligence, bringing his probe into possible collusion by the Trump presidential campaign a step closer to the Kremlin’s door. […]

House wants audit of Mueller’s spending

House wants audit of Mueller’s spending. Former FBI director Robert Mueller has spent more than a year and some $17 million of taxpayer money in a special counsel investigation to find evidence that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton. No evidence so far. And that fact has Congress wondering. So, House members voted Friday […]

Could North Korea Become the Next Singapore? | The National Interest

Could North Korea Become the Next Singapore? | The National Interest. by Graham Allison · June 8, 2018 Did President Trump choose Singapore as the site for next Tuesday’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by accident? No way. One of Trump’s wildest cards in his unorthodox path to this meeting with Kim Jong Un is his vision of […]

Here Are 8 Things Russia Must Do to Earn a Place Back in the G-7

Here Are 8 Things Russia Must Do to Earn a Place Back in the G-7. On Friday, in his meeting with the Group of Seven countries, President Donald Trump proposed that Russia be able to rejoin the G-7. Russian President Vladimir Putin would need to do much to re-qualify for that privilege, since Russia still retains its hold on Crimea […]

Louie Gohmert: The FBI Refusing to See Evidence in Democrat IT Scandal

Louie Gohmert: The FBI Refusing to See Evidence in Democrat IT Scandal. by Debra Heine · June 6, 2018 President Trump turned his attention to the Democrat IT scandal on Twitter this morning, calling it “a key to much of the corruption we see today.” Our Justice Department must not let Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook. The […]

Charles Krauthammer’s Sad NewsThe American Spectator

Charles Krauthammer’s Sad NewsThe American Spectator. Goodbye to a distinctive and articulate voice. Like many other Americanos, especially Fox News regulars, I was saddened to hear of the impending death of Charles Krauthammer, an articulate, lively, and often amusing voice on the affairs of the day. The panel on Fox’s evening Special Report is a much blander business without his […]

The GOP may just have a chance to win Menendez’s seat

The GOP may just have a chance to win Menendez’s seat. by Post Editorial Board · June 8, 2018 Winning 62 percent of the vote usually counts as a landslide — but not for a two-term incumbent running with strong party backing against an unknown challenger who spent no money and didn’t even campaign. Which is why New Jersey Republicans […]

Why Donald Trump’s presidency is now stronger than ever

Why Donald Trump’s presidency is now stronger than ever. by Rich Lowry · June 8, 2018 Right now, Donald Trump is in the strongest political position since the initial months of his presidency. He’s not in robust shape — he’s ticked up into the mid-40s — but the slow upward trend in polls has been evident since March. Too much […]

Trump is presiding over extraordinary growth. G-7 leaders should notice. – The Washington Post

Trump is presiding over extraordinary growth. G-7 leaders should notice. – The Washington Post. Lawrence Kudlow is assistant to the president for economic policy and director of the White House’s National Economic Council. President Trump travels to Canada to attend his second Group of Seven summit as the leader not just of the largest and fastest-growing ­G-7 economy in the world […]

Republican John Cox Survived California’s Wild Primary by Running a Quietly Intriguing Campaign – Reason.com

Republican John Cox Survived California's Wild Primary by Running a Quietly Intriguing Campaign – Reason.com. by Steven Greenhut · June 8, 2018 Looking at the dismal political landscape for Republicans in California these days, I almost forgot that when I moved to Orange County from Ohio, the state actually had a healthy number of Republicans holding statewide office. In 1998, […]

You Don’t Get To Rewrite the Constitution Because You Dislike Donald Trump – David Harsanyi

You Don't Get To Rewrite the Constitution Because You Dislike Donald Trump – David Harsanyi. If your contention is that President Donald Trump has the propensity to sound like a bully and an authoritarian, I’m with you. If you’re arguing that Trump’s rhetoric is sometimes coarse and unpresidential, I can’t disagree. I’m often turned off by the aesthetic and tonal […]

DOJ Expected To Indict Ex-Senate Intel Staffer In Leak Probe | The Daily Caller

DOJ Expected To Indict Ex-Senate Intel Staffer In Leak Probe | The Daily Caller. The Department of Justice is expected to indict a former staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence over an unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information. CNN and The Wall Street Journal report that the indictment will be handed down within days. The staffer has not been […]

Inside the Ring: Facebook and Lenovo

Inside the Ring: Facebook and Lenovo. Social media giant Facebook is under fire for sharing data with four Chinese electronics companies that critics say pose security and privacy risks for Americans’ data. The most worrisome data-sharing took place between Facebook and Huawei Technologies, the telecommunications giant that U.S. officials have linked to both the Chinese military and intelligence services. Facebook […]

Andrew McCabe Wants Immunity to Testify. Judiciary Committee Should Refuse. | National Review

Andrew McCabe Wants Immunity to Testify. Judiciary Committee Should Refuse. | National Review. Timing is everything in life. House speaker Paul Ryan has decided to back Representative Trey Gowdy’s (foolish) suggestion that there was nothing irregular about the FBI’s use of an informant to investigate the Trump campaign. Ironically, Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director who was deeply involved in […]

Paul Ryan scrambles to calm GOP insurrection over immigration | Fox News

Paul Ryan scrambles to calm GOP insurrection over immigration | Fox News. House Republican leadership works to quell revolt, build consensus on immigration package; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports. House Speaker Paul Ryan was scrambling Thursday to settle a brewing insurrection among Republican lawmakers over immigration as moderates in coalition with Democrats look to force a debate on a […]

FEC Dem who targeted Drudge admits agency biased against Republicans

FEC Dem who targeted Drudge admits agency biased against Republicans. by Paul Bedard · June 6, 2018 A former Democratic chair of the Federal Election Commission who repeatedly rejected charges she was targeting Republicans and conservative websites like the Drudge Report has admitted that the agency has an anti-GOP bias. Ann Ravel, now a lecturer at the University of California […]

7 Key Takeaways From ACLU Spin On Their Masterpiece Cakeshop Loss

7 Key Takeaways From ACLU Spin On Their Masterpiece Cakeshop Loss. by Joy Pullmann · June 7, 2018 The deceptively named American Civil Liberties Union fought to the Supreme Court to force Colorado baker Jack Phillips to participate in a homosexual celebration or face bankrupting fines and state surveillance of his religious observance and speech. In the wake of Monday’s […]

Trump says he’d invite Kim to US if summit goes well | TheHill

Trump says he'd invite Kim to US if summit goes well | TheHill. by Jordan Fabian · June 7, 2018 President Trump on Thursday said he would invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United States if their nuclear summit in Singapore “goes well.” “Well, the answer is yes … But certainly if it goes well,” Trump told […]

House Republicans No Closer to Immigration Deal After Pivotal Meeting

House Republicans No Closer to Immigration Deal After Pivotal Meeting. by Lindsey McPherson · June 7, 2018 House Republicans spent two hours Thursday morning talking through their differences on immigration but left the pivotal meeting no closer to a legislative solution. The continued discord all but guarantees a discharge petition will get the 218 signatures by early next week, which […]

G7 leaders set to clash with combative Trump over tariffs, trade | Reuters

G7 leaders set to clash with combative Trump over tariffs, trade | Reuters. by Jan Strupczewski, William James3 Min Read · June 8, 2018 QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations are set to clash with a combative U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday when they pressure him to lift sanctions on steel and aluminum […]

What Bill Clinton Was Really Thinking – POLITICO Magazine

What Bill Clinton Was Really Thinking – POLITICO Magazine. His book tour provided an important window into understanding an old man at a new moment — and revealed Clinton as painfully behind the times. People say they want authenticity from politicians—just show us what you really feel—but when Bill Clinton gave it to them this week on the “Today“ show […]

More evidence of Internet cabal’s far-left goal line

More evidence of Internet cabal’s far-left goal line. That some of the biggest tech companies in the world are pursuing a far-left political agenda hardly seems debatable anymore. It was Brexit advocate and British politician Nigel Farage who recently pointed out that Facebook was “doctoring” the news to conform to CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s “personal political views.” But there have been […]

Revamped Lawsuit Vows to Expose ‘Discrimination’ in Obama FAA’s Diversity Hiring

Revamped Lawsuit Vows to Expose 'Discrimination' in Obama FAA's Diversity Hiring. by Michael Bastasch · June 7, 2018 A federal judge breathed new life into a lawsuit over the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) race-based hiring practices for air traffic controllers. The D.C. federal judge’s ruling not only allows plaintiff Andrew Brigida’s suit to move forward, but reignites the controversy over […]

Spenser Rapone Leaving Army with ‘Less Than Honorable Discharge’

Spenser Rapone Leaving Army with 'Less Than Honorable Discharge'. by Debra Heine · June 6, 2018 Eight months after his communist social media postings and conduct caused a conservative media firestorm, 2nd Lieutenant Spenser Rapone (better known as “the commie cadet”) is reportedly being processed out of the Army with the most severe type of military administrative discharge — an […]

Signs of Life in California Electorate?The American Spectator

Signs of Life in California Electorate?The American Spectator. by Steven Greenhut · June 7, 2018 Sacramento Perhaps I spent too much time on social media as Tuesday’s California primary results rolled in, but I was stunned by the negative reaction of the state’s most conservative voters. Some backers of gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen — a rabble-rousing Orange County Assemblyman who […]

Editorial: Ruling reveals left’s bias | Boston Herald

Editorial: Ruling reveals left’s bias | Boston Herald. by Herald Staff The Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission has predictably caused those on all sides to man their battle stations. Some celebrate a victory for religious freedom while others lament a step back for LGBT rights. At the end of the day, though, the Supreme […]

Trump 7, Eagles 0

Trump 7, Eagles 0. Will the feud between Donald Trump and the NFL ever end??!!! Here we are in the middle of a perfectly fine baseball season, when suddenly the field of view is filled with another national-anthem battle royal between the president and the Philadelphia Eagles, who won Super Bowl LII. Who didn’t see this collision coming? In a […]

Ghost of Joe McCarthy Spooks the Investigation Of Trump’s Campaign

Ghost of Joe McCarthy Spooks the Investigation Of Trump's Campaign. by CONRAD BLACK It is a bit rich for my esteemed colleague Jonah Goldberg, one of the most persevering but civil of the Never Trumpers, to write, as he did a few days ago, that the Trump emphasis on an FBI spy in his campaign was reminiscent of McCarthyism. Click […]

Adam Schiff’s Unrequited Love for the FBI

Adam Schiff’s Unrequited Love for the FBI. At the end of May, Rep. Adam Schiff penned a weepy mash note to Washington’s G-Men: “An Open Letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The California Democrat bemoaned that “In recent weeks the FBI has come under unprecedented and unjustified criticism.” After attempting to dispel the accusations levied by congressional Republicans and […]

Europe’s Vanishing Calm – Victor Davis Hanson

Europe's Vanishing Calm – Victor Davis Hanson. AVIGNON, France — The Rhone River Valley in southern France is a storybook marriage of high technology, traditional vineyards and ancestral villages. High-speed trains and well-designed toll roads, crisscross majestic cathedrals, castles and chateaus. Traveling in a Europe at peace these days evokes both historical and literary allusions. As with the infrastructure and […]

EXCLUSIVE: Facebook, Amazon, Google And Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC | The Daily Caller

EXCLUSIVE: Facebook, Amazon, Google And Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC | The Daily Caller. The Southern Poverty Law Center helps Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter determine what organizations are “hate groups” Amazon gave the SPLC the most direct authority while pretending to remain unbiased The SPLC has been plagued by inaccuracies Four of the world’s biggest tech platforms have […]

Republicans Target U.S. Environmental Group Over Connections to China

Republicans Target U.S. Environmental Group Over Connections to China. Two senior Republican members of the House Natural Resources Committee have opened a probe into the Natural Resources Defense Council’s connections to the Chinese government, indicating that the environmental group must register as a foreign agent because of its work to influence U.S. policy on behalf of Beijing. In a letter […]

Obama Administration’s Iran Deal Failure: A Reckoning | National Review

Obama Administration’s Iran Deal Failure: A Reckoning | National Review. The Obama administration’s ‘norms’ and ‘values’ included deception and weakness. The “scandal-free” Obama administration sure liked to lie a lot. This morning, America awoke to yet another revelation that Obama officials misled Congress about their dealings with Iran. A Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report alleges that the administration secretly […]

Soros push to elect progressive DAs in California fails to attract voters | Fox News

Soros push to elect progressive DAs in California fails to attract voters | Fox News. Fox News legal analyst Mercedes Colwin on billionaire George Soros spending millions to influence four district attorney positions in California. New York billionaire George Soros’ multimillion-dollar effort to reshape California’s criminal justice system by propping up progressive district attorney candidates backfired Tuesday, with most of […]

Michael Barone: California results suggest blue wave has crested and ebbed

Michael Barone: California results suggest blue wave has crested and ebbed. The nation is just past halftime in the 2018 primary election cycle. Twenty states with a majority of House districts, 228 of the total 435, have held their primaries, and all but the three with runoffs have chosen their Republican and Democratic nominees. The latest results, taken together with […]

Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era – Laredo Morning Times

Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era – Laredo Morning Times. U.S. border agents made more than 50,000 arrests in May for the third month in a row, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday, an indication that escalating enforcement tactics by the Trump administration – including separating migrant parents from their children – has not had an immediate […]

Striking Down Gerrymandering

Striking Down Gerrymandering. by Chris Varones · June 6, 2018 There’s a good line in the campy sci-fi horror flick The Return of Swamp Thing from 1989. Appalled to discover that her diabolical scientist father is – surprise! –  hatching an evil plot to live forever, the heroine asks: “Immortality? Yuk! What did you do, sell your soul to the […]

8 Times U.S. Intelligence Set People Up To Fabricate The Russia Story

8 Times U.S. Intelligence Set People Up To Fabricate The Russia Story. by Willis L. Krumholz · June 6, 2018 The intelligence bureaucracies spied on the Donald Trump campaign: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants were granted because of a Hillary Clinton-funded and unverified document, national-security letters were issued to allow warrantless spying, and the unprecedented but not-illegal-per-se unmasking of Trump […]

Conway: Trump to Target Red-State Dems Like Donnelly, Tester

Conway: Trump to Target Red-State Dems Like Donnelly, Tester. by John T. Bennett · June 6, 2018 White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday said Donald Trump plans to target vulnerable red-state Democrats as the midterm election campaign heats up and denied the president is “serially untruthful.” She also disagreed with former Speaker John A. Boehner’s stance that the Republican […]

Number of U.S. diplomats in China hit by mystery illness: State Dept | Reuters

Number of U.S. diplomats in China hit by mystery illness: State Dept | Reuters. The U.S. State Department has brought a group of diplomats home from Guangzhou, China, over concerns they were suffering from a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected U.S. personnel in Cuba, its spokeswoman said on Wednesday. After confirming one government employee […]

Trump seeks to reorganize the federal government – POLITICO

Trump seeks to reorganize the federal government – POLITICO. A soon-to-be released report will recommend combining safety-net programs under HHS while also recommending big changes at other agencies. The Trump administration is preparing to release a sweeping plan for reorganizing the federal government that includes a major consolidation of welfare programs — and a renaming of the Health and Human […]

How Soon Will China’s Dark Sword Stealth Drone Be Airworthy?

How Soon Will China’s Dark Sword Stealth Drone Be Airworthy?. by David Axe · June 6, 2018 The first official photo of China’s new radar-evading armed drone—which shares attributes with the F-22 and F-35—is now circulating, and it may be ready sooner than anyone expects. Handout A Chinese plane-maker is developing a fast, radar-evading armed drone with many of the […]

Source: Dems’ IT scandal to explode with possible plea deal

Source: Dems’ IT scandal to explode with possible plea deal. Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats, including former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is prepared to strike a plea deal with prosecutors, court filings indicate. A plea agreement hearing for Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, has been set for July 3 before U.S. […]

America Has a Chance to Finish the War in Yemen | The National Interest

America Has a Chance to Finish the War in Yemen | The National Interest. by Ahmed Charai · June 6, 2018 While Iranian and North Korean diplomatic maneuvering distracts the world, the Trump Administration is in serious talks with Gulf Arab officials about widening the war in Yemen. Americans unfamiliar with Yemen should take more of an interest—at the far […]

Trump Signs VA Mission Act to Give Veterans Access to Private Health Care

Trump Signs VA Mission Act to Give Veterans Access to Private Health Care. President Donald Trump made good on a promise to give veterans more health care options, signing the VA Mission Act into law Wednesday. The VA Mission Act stands for VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks. It allows veterans to seek private health care outside […]

Andrew McCabe Seeks Immunity for Senate Testimony

Andrew McCabe Seeks Immunity for Senate Testimony. “This is a textbook case for granting use immunity,” Michael Bromwich, an attorney for McCabe, wrote Monday in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the judiciary panel. “Mr. McCabe is willing to testify, but because of the criminal referral, he must be afforded suitable legal protection,” Bromwich said. “Accordingly, […]

Stop Sanitizing the Inspector General’s Report and Deliver It Now | Roger L. Simon

Stop Sanitizing the Inspector General's Report and Deliver It Now | Roger L. Simon. by Roger L Simon · June 5, 2018 Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email “matter” (and other things, no doubt) has been completed for weeks. Nevertheless, you and I, the taxpayers who paid for it, have not been […]

Medicare Is Broke But the Dems Want to Expand ItThe American Spectator

Medicare Is Broke But the Dems Want to Expand ItThe American Spectator. by David Catron · June 7, 2018 On Tuesday the Democrats received an unpleasant reality check. The California primaries, which they believed would provide the impetus for a nationwide “blue wave” destined to drown the GOP’s congressional majorities, left them pathetically grateful not to be locked out of […]

Masterpiece Cakeshop: Supreme Court Decision Broad Enough to Matter | National Review

Masterpiece Cakeshop: Supreme Court Decision Broad Enough to Matter | National Review. The word of the day, according to the media, is “narrow.” Describing the Supreme Court’s 7–2 holding that the state of Colorado violated baker Jack Phillips’s right to free exercise of religion by ruling that he violated the state’s public-accommodation law when he refused to bake a custom […]

The Democrats Descend Into Farce | Klavan On The Culture

The Democrats Descend Into Farce | Klavan On The Culture. by Andrew Klavan · June 5, 2018 A farce is a comedy marked by buffoonery and crude, ludicrously impossible events. So is the Democratic party. Take Nathan Larson, who is running for congress in Virginia as an ndependent. Larson supports pedophilia, incest, white supremacy and marital rape. I am not […]

Why China Can’t Afford a Trade War | City Journal

Why China Can’t Afford a Trade War | City Journal. by Milton Ezrati · June 5, 2018 China and the United States have agreed not to impose tariffs on one another—that is, not to engage in a trade war—at least while they negotiate a trade settlement. If the White House is to be believed, China has agreed to increase “significantly” […]

POLITICIZING THE FBI: How James Comey Succeeded Where Richard Nixon Failed | The Daily Caller

POLITICIZING THE FBI: How James Comey Succeeded Where Richard Nixon Failed | The Daily Caller. A little over 40 years ago, Richard Nixon went from a landslide re-election winner to a president forced to resign in disgrace. Nixon’s downfall was the direct result of his unsuccessful attempts to politicize through patronage of an independent, straight-arrow FBI. The commonsense, ethical lesson […]

Will More Blacks Vote Republican? – Star Parker

Will More Blacks Vote Republican? – Star Parker. As we churn through primary season, laying the framework for November’s elections, we’re seeing the emergence of a new face of the Democratic Party — more progressive, more left wing. The Democratic Party is delivering more candidates around the nation like Stacey Abrams, recently nominated for governor in Georgia. She’s unabashedly boilerplate, […]

Ex-DIA Official Charged as Beijing Spy Used Chinese Cell Phones

Ex-DIA Official Charged as Beijing Spy Used Chinese Cell Phones. A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer charged with spying for Beijing’s intelligence service used Chinese cell phones to communicate with his spy handlers, according to an FBI document. Ron Rockwell Hansen, was arrested by the FBI on Saturday and charged with attempted transfer of defense secrets to China and other […]

Democrats Might Blow 2018 Midterm Chances | National Review

Democrats Might Blow 2018 Midterm Chances | National Review. Trump is not flaming out, jobs and the economy are thrumming, and their Sanders-style socialism is not winning new fans. In 2016, congressional Democrats were given a gift: the election of Donald Trump. Trump’s approval ratings had never crossed 51 percent; they’d consistently hovered in the low 40s. His personal popularity […]

Yes, senators can work in August

Yes, senators can work in August. by Washington Examiner · June 6, 2018 It wasn’t exactly a surprise, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s, R-Ky., Tuesday announcement was a welcome one nonetheless. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees,” his statement reads, “and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the […]

Striking Down Gerrymandering

Striking Down Gerrymandering. by Chris Varones · June 6, 2018 There’s a good line in the campy sci-fi horror flick The Return of Swamp Thing from 1989. Appalled to discover that her diabolical scientist father is – surprise! –  hatching an evil plot to live forever, the heroine asks: “Immortality? Yuk! What did you do, sell your soul to the […]

Melinda Gates Bashes ‘White Guys,’ Will Discriminate Against Them

Melinda Gates Bashes 'White Guys,' Will Discriminate Against Them. by Joy Pullmann · June 5, 2018 Melinda Gates has decided to enter the venture capital world by sending her money to people based at least partly on their sex and skin color, she said in a recent Fortune interview. “It’s been incredibly disappointing to watch how few women-led businesses are […]

McCabe seeking immunity for Senate testimony on Clinton email probe | TheHill

McCabe seeking immunity for Senate testimony on Clinton email probe | TheHill. by John Bowden · June 5, 2018 Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is seeking legal immunity in exchange for his testimony on the agency’s handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. A lawyer for McCabe wrote to […]

With Eye on Policy, and Politics, McConnell Scraps August Recess

With Eye on Policy, and Politics, McConnell Scraps August Recess. by Niels Lesniewski · June 5, 2018 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that the Senate will be in session throughout much of August, citing the need to move legislation and nominees. While widely viewed as a gambit to keep Democrats in competitive 2018 races off the trail, the […]

Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese companies | Reuters

Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese companies | Reuters. Facebook Inc (FB.O) said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies on security concerns. Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit […]

At WH in Front of Trump: Man Takes Knee for Anthem

At WH in Front of Trump: Man Takes Knee for Anthem. At a White House event intended to celebrate America instead of the Philadelphia Eagles, one man was seen taking a knee during the National Anthem. The photo was captured by Jesper Zølck, a reporter for TV2 Denmark. President Donald Trump called for the event in lieu of the Eagles’ […]

Stop Sanitizing the Inspector General’s Report and Deliver It Now | Roger L. Simon

Stop Sanitizing the Inspector General's Report and Deliver It Now | Roger L. Simon. by Roger L Simon · June 5, 2018 Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email “matter” (and other things, no doubt) has been completed for weeks. Nevertheless, you and I, the taxpayers who paid for it, have not been […]

Miss America Misses the PointThe American Spectator

Miss America Misses the PointThe American Spectator. by George Neumayr · June 5, 2018 Striding alongside the #MeToo movement, the Miss America pageant has announced that they are jettisoning the beauty aspect of their pageant and judging girls based on their personalities and hobbies. As ABC News Reports, former Fox News personality and Miss America winner Gretchen Carlson explains that […]

Flirting With Presidential Run, Former Starbucks CEO Says America Needs to Address National Debt – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Flirting With Presidential Run, Former Starbucks CEO Says America Needs to Address National Debt – Hit & Run : Reason.com. Howard Schultz, the longtime Starbucks executive who helped turn the Seattle-based coffeeshop chain into a globe-dominating brand, has announced that he’s stepping down from the company at the end of the month. After flirting with the idea of running for […]

Elites Value Style More Than Substance | National Review

Elites Value Style More Than Substance | National Review. Donald Trump blusters nonstop. He offers contrasting messages about whether, on any given day, he might fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. His tweets are certainly not presidential, at least as the adjective is usually understood. At perpetual campaign rallies, Trump mocks […]

Noemie Emery: Ben Rhodes and the world as it was

Noemie Emery: Ben Rhodes and the world as it was. Still reeling from the shock of their lives in having their worldview rejected two years ago, our best and our brightest are trying their hardest to find how it all came to pass. In his book, “The World as it Is,” Ben Rhodes, most memorably seen stunned into silence in […]

Why Trump’s Trade War Isn’t Worrying Wall Street Economists, Yet – Bloomberg

Why Trump's Trade War Isn't Worrying Wall Street Economists, Yet – Bloomberg. by Andrew Mayeda President Donald Trump’s zeal for tariffs has yet to derail the global economic outlook. While Trump has sown confusion and frustration among fellow political leaders, economists at most Wall Street banks are barely changing their forecasts for solid global growth this year as they estimate […]

The FBI’s Watergate – WSJ

The FBI’s Watergate – WSJ. “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” On June 28, 1973, during a hearing before the Senate Watergate Committee, the ranking member, Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, posed the central question of the investigation. Forty-five summers after Baker uttered those historic words, the same question now hangs over the alleged collusion between […]

Colorado baker on Supreme Court decision: They respect my faith

Colorado baker on Supreme Court decision: They respect my faith. by Jack Phillips As a cake artist, the Supreme Court affirmed that the government has to respect my beliefs about how to conduct my business. Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips in 2014. (Photo: Brennan Linsley, AP) Storms, whether the actual or figurative kind, are a common but difficult part of […]

Democrats Might Blow 2018 Midterm Chances | National Review

Democrats Might Blow 2018 Midterm Chances | National Review. Trump is not flaming out, jobs and the economy are thrumming, and their Sanders-style socialism is not winning new fans. In 2016, congressional Democrats were given a gift: the election of Donald Trump. Trump’s approval ratings had never crossed 51 percent; they’d consistently hovered in the low 40s. His personal popularity […]

Sources: Wasserman Schultz Screamed At House Officials To Kill Hacking Probe, Intervened In Pakistani Criminal Matter | The Daily Caller

Sources: Wasserman Schultz Screamed At House Officials To Kill Hacking Probe, Intervened In Pakistani Criminal Matter | The Daily Caller. Ex-Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she intervened in a Pakistani land deal involving her then–IT aide Imran Awan, according to two House employees. The dispute came after Awan’s father was charged with fraud in relation to the […]

Gun Sales Set Record Again in May

Gun Sales Set Record Again in May. The number of gun-related background checks reached an all-time high once again in May, a report posted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday shows. In May 2018, the FBI processed 2,002,992 queries through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). That’s more than any previous May in the system’s history […]

Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling: Religious Liberty Victory | National Review

Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling: Religious Liberty Victory | National Review. by David French · June 4, 2018 Baker Jack Phillips, decorates a cake in his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, September 21, 2017. (Rick Wilking/Reuters) Tolerance, it appears, is not a one-way street. Since the rise of the gay-marriage movement, it has become fashionable to decry dissenters as haters and bigots, […]

Mueller says Manafort tried to tamper with witnesses, hide evidence | Fox News

Mueller says Manafort tried to tamper with witnesses, hide evidence | Fox News. Special Counsel Robert Mueller claimed in a court filing Monday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort tried to tamper with two potential witnesses in his upcoming trial while under house arrest. Prosecutors working for Mueller made the claim in a request that the judge overseeing the […]

Trump’s war on the Washington bureaucracy

Trump's war on the Washington bureaucracy. by Steven Nelson · June 5, 2018 Bill Valdez fired two people during his 20 years as a manager in the federal workforce. One went quietly after an instance of undisputed misconduct. The other, accused of doing almost no work, refused to leave and used entrenched civil service protections to stay on the federal […]

The US Navy Is Developing Mothership Drones for Coastal Defense – Defense One

The US Navy Is Developing Mothership Drones for Coastal Defense – Defense One. The service is looking to accelerate the way it buys, builds and drills drones and robotic ships. The U.S. Navy and researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing robotic boats that can launch aerial and sub drones to protect U.S. coastal waters. “Our focus will be on […]

The Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Is A Win — But It’s Also A Warning

The Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Is A Win — But It's Also A Warning. by David Harsanyi · June 4, 2018 A 7-2 Supreme Court decision pushing back against attacks on religious liberty and freedom of expression is welcome even if that decision is a narrow legal victory. For Jack Phillips, the Colorado man who refused to create a specialized cake […]

Trump pulls invitation to NFL champions Eagles over anthem | Reuters

Trump pulls invitation to NFL champions Eagles over anthem | Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump canceled the planned visit on Tuesday of the Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, saying he disinvited the team after it disagreed with his call for players to stand for the national anthem. Trump said in a statement late on Monday […]

Inside the Mysterious Intelligence Firm Now in Mueller’s Sights

Inside the Mysterious Intelligence Firm Now in Mueller’s Sights. by Ken Klippenstein · June 4, 2018 exclusive Wikistrat bills itself as a ‘crowdsourced’ analysis agency based in Washington. But interviews with current and former employees and documents tell a very different story. exclusive Kendall McMinimy/Getty In the fall of 2016, Donald Trump Jr. and other key aides to the future […]

Manafort attempted to tamper with witnesses, prosecutors say

Manafort attempted to tamper with witnesses, prosecutors say. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider jailing him while he awaits trial. In a court filing , prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller wrote that Manafort and one […]

America Is Not Ready for the Drone Threat | The National Interest

America Is Not Ready for the Drone Threat | The National Interest. by Jason SneadJohn-Michael Seibler · June 4, 2018 Drones are exploding in popularity, but if certain nefarious individuals have their way drones may soon be actually exploding. There is a real potential for enemies to use drones to harm Americans and damage our nation’s critical infrastructure. Already, overseas […]

Justice Thomas: America Now in Conflict Between Religious Liberty and Court’s Decree on Gay Marriage

Justice Thomas: America Now in Conflict Between Religious Liberty and Court's Decree on Gay Marriage. In his dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Clarence Thomas predicted that the court’s declaration that same-sex marriage is a right would ultimately lead to conflict between that purported right and religious liberty. In his concurring opinion today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil […]

Women’s March Leader Slams US Government for Providing Aid to Israel

Women's March Leader Slams US Government for Providing Aid to Israel. by Peter Hasson · June 4, 2018 Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory on Friday slammed the United States government for providing aid to Israel. While speaking at an event hosted by the progressive Center for Constitutional Rights, Mallory claimed that Israel’s founding in 1948 amounted to a “human rights […]

SCOTUS Rules on Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

SCOTUS Rules on Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case. by Rick Moran · June 4, 2018 Bill Clinton admitted in an interview on “CBS This Morning” that former President Barack Obama received positive media coverage because of his race. Washington Times: “They did treat him [Obama] differently than other Democrats and Republicans,” Mr. Clinton said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” […]

Liberal Panic About Anthony Kennedy Retiring Grows Stronger Every DayThe American Spectator

Liberal Panic About Anthony Kennedy Retiring Grows Stronger Every DayThe American Spectator. by Stephen Kruiser · May 31, 2018 A prime example of just how trivial much of the daily noise that the mainstream media creates about President Trump is that one hardly hears a peep out of them about something that they should legitimately be concerned about: his packing […]

There’s a huge difference between the Trump and Clinton probes

There’s a huge difference between the Trump and Clinton probes. by Post Editorial Board · June 3, 2018 It’s now a running theme in liberal and lefty commentary: the complaint that the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton was public from the start, while the bureau kept its probe of the Trump campaign under wraps for months. The whine is ridiculous: […]

Boom — jobs aplenty as economy steams ahead

Boom — jobs aplenty as economy steams ahead. by Washington Examiner · June 3, 2018 The economy is booming. Even the New York Times, no fan of the president, decided that “splendid” and “excellent” were appropriate adjectives to describe Friday’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These showed the nationwide unemployment rate falling to 3.8 percent. If it […]

Trump, prepare to walk out of summit if North Korea won’t denuclearize | TheHill

Trump, prepare to walk out of summit if North Korea won’t denuclearize | TheHill. by Harry J. Kazianis, opinion contributor · June 3, 2018 On June 12, President Donald Trump could truly make history in Singapore — and I don’t mean by meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. For if Trump does not secure a firm commitment from […]

8 reasons to still hate Obamacare – Washington Times

8 reasons to still hate Obamacare – Washington Times. Remember Obamacare? The fight is far from over on the future of the Obama-era health insurance overhaul. Republicans are making a list-ditch effort this year to turn the program and the money over to the state. This isn’t full Obamacare repeal, but would make a world of sense because states would […]

The Scandal on the Other Foot – American Greatness

The Scandal on the Other Foot – American Greatness. by Victor Davis Hanson · June 4, 2018 Consider the following alternate reality. Imagine that it is now summer 2024. A 78-year-old lame-duck President Trump is winding down his second term, basking in positive polls. His dutiful vice president in waiting, Mike Pence, is at last getting his chance to run […]

What’s Up With Immigration In Congress? | The Daily Caller

What’s Up With Immigration In Congress? | The Daily Caller. Republicans tried and failed to pass immigration reform, leading Democrats to shutdown the government in an attempt to pass amnesty for Dreamers A group of moderate Republicans are teaming with Democrats to force a vote on Dreamers in exchange for border wall funding Conservative Republicans who voted against the farm […]

Firing Line: PBS & Margaret Hoover Revive a Needed Institution | National Review

Firing Line: PBS & Margaret Hoover Revive a Needed Institution | National Review. William F. Buckley Jr. was a funny kind of writer, one who really found his voice on television, of all media. Margaret Hoover, sometime Fox News commentator and Bush-administration figure, will now attempt to rediscover something like that voice as PBS reconstitutes Firing Line. But Firing Line […]

Trump lawyers reveal previously unknown evidence in Michael Flynn case

Trump lawyers reveal previously unknown evidence in Michael Flynn case. by Byron York · June 3, 2018 A newly-leaked January 29 memo from President Trump’s first legal team to special counsel Robert Mueller suggests the president believed fired national security adviser Michael Flynn was no longer under investigation when he famously asked FBI Director James Comey — by Comey’s account […]

GOP doubles female recruits for congressional races | TheHill

GOP doubles female recruits for congressional races | TheHill. by Melanie Zanona · June 3, 2018 House Republicans have doubled the number of female candidates they have recruited to run for congressional seats this year as they seek to hold their majority and counter accusations of a gender gap with Democrats. There are 103 Republican women, including incumbents, running for […]

Congress faces immigration showdown, tension on tariffs

Congress faces immigration showdown, tension on tariffs. This was supposed to be the quiet time on Capitol Hill, but Congress returns to work Monday facing a showdown in the House over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying to stop an all-out trade war after President Donald Trump’s decision to impose import tariffs on close U.S. allies. Tensions are running particularly […]

China Is Challenging America’s Dominance in the Western Hemisphere | The National Interest

China Is Challenging America's Dominance in the Western Hemisphere | The National Interest. by Rep. Paul Cook · June 3, 2018 China is extending its economic, military and political influence in the Western Hemisphere, and while the short-term benefits are appealing, countries in the region should be wary of long-term consequences. At the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru […]

Trump: We Will Get a Fair Deal on NAFTA ‘or No Deal at All’

Trump: We Will Get a Fair Deal on NAFTA ‘or No Deal at All’. “The United States will agree to a fair deal” on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), “or there will be no deal at all.” That’s the message President Donald Trump had for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday. At issue is the Trump administration’s […]

Q&A: Marc Morano’s Politically Incorrect Book About Climate Change

Q&A: Marc Morano's Politically Incorrect Book About Climate Change. Rob Bluey: What prompted your interest in the issue of climate change? There’s a great photo of you in the book next to a wanted poster. How did you become such a villain to the left? Marc Morano: I always said I was a Republican, except when it came to environmental […]

Bill Clinton Admits Obama Got Better Media Coverage Because He is Black

Bill Clinton Admits Obama Got Better Media Coverage Because He is Black. by Rick Moran · June 1, 2018 Bill Clinton admitted in an interview on “CBS This Morning” that former President Barack Obama received positive media coverage because of his race. Washington Times: “They did treat him [Obama] differently than other Democrats and Republicans,” Mr. Clinton said in an […]